This week’s episode of sit-com Professor Johnbull dwells on the essentials of the anti- corruption crusade of whistle blowing, with a message that the campaign should be regarded as a noble and patriotic means of recovering looted funds and not a profit making venture.
In the episode entitled Trumpet Blowers, Professor Johnbull cautions would-be whistle blowers to be mindful of the information they pass on to the authorities as wrong information or deliberate falsehood attracts punishment from the law.
The episode aptly defines what whistle blowing is all about, while also drawing attention to the scenario that the fact that a politician or a government official lives a comfortable lifestyle does not necessarily mean that such a fellow has helped himself to the public treasury. The episode also shows that not every Ghana Must Go bag contains looted funds.
This episode also addresses questions such as: Should whistle blowing be an avenue to lie? Should the crusade be used as an avenue to shoot down perceived political enemies? Is there any correlation between the physical size of a person and his or her wellbeing? What are the consequences of raising false alarm?